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Funding Your Studies/Cost of Attendance

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Cost of Attendance

Students interested in our full-time International Law LL.M. programs should visit our Cost of Attendance web area for a detailed breakdown of costs.

Funding Your Studies: Financial Aid

The Law School is committed to helping qualified graduate students obtain the necessary financial aid to complete their legal education. Financial aid application materials may be obtained by writing to the Office of Financial Aid, University of Miami School of Law, P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124 or visiting their website.

In addition, the Office of International Graduate Law Programs will work with applicants to explore a range of options for financing your studies and personal expenses.

Scholarships from Home Country: International students are encouraged to seek financial aid or scholarship funds from home country sources.

Named Scholarships: The University of Miami has several named scholarships funded by our alumni that help provide financial support to foreign graduate students.

  • Felsenstein Scholarship Fund
  • Francisco V. Garcia-Amador Scholarship
  • Rafael C. Benitez Scholarship

University of Miami School of Law Dean's Merit Scholarships: The School of Law awards partial scholarships each year to entering students with excellent academic records and other outstanding qualifications for the graduate study of law. To apply for both the Named Scholarships and Dean's Merit Scholarships from the School of Law, please complete a Scholarship Request Form and submit it with your application. The scholarship committee generally meets in March of each year to begin awarding scholarships for the following fall semester. We encourage you to apply before this date if you wish to be considered for scholarship assistance.

Loans: Most American law students apply for federally subsidized loans to finance their studies. U.S. citizens and permanent residents, or international students who have a guarantor who is a citizen or permanent resident, may be eligible for private alternative loans. For loan information please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.

Payment Plan: Tuition is due at the beginning of each semester for which you enroll. However, UM offers a payment plan that allows you to divide all or part of your annual educational expenses into nine convenient monthly payments. For more information please visit Student Account Services.

Research Assistant Program: LL.M. students can be selected to serve as Research Assistants to our international faculty during the academic year. Students work closely with our faculty on various research assignments. This position requires a commitment of 10 hours per week. To be considered for a Research Assistant position at the School of Law, please complete a Research Assistant Request Form and submit it with your application to the IGLP office. We encourage you to apply early if you wish to be considered for a research assistant position.

Other Scholarship Options

Fulbright Scholars: The University of Miami welcomes Fulbright Scholars from around the world. The scholarship provides a stipend and a significant contribution toward tuition and fees.

Cobb Family Fellowship: The Cobb Fellowship was created by Charles E. Cobb, Jr., former Ambassador to Iceland and a member of the Board of Trustees. The Scholarship provides a living stipend for a graduate of the University of Iceland to study at the University of Miami for one year. In recent years, a number of law graduates from the University of Iceland have participated in this fellowship program, including our Visiting Assistant Professor Helga Audunsdottir.

Organization of American States Scholarships: The Organization of American States (OAS) Program complements those funds which the scholarship recipient may already be receiving from other sources or assist the recipient with general costs to make the completion of her/his studies feasible.

Muskie Scholars: The Muskie Foundation Scholarships were established by the Edmund S. Muskie Foundation. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding students entering the LL.M. program. The scholarship is applied toward tuition and fees.

LASPAU scholarships: LASPAU: Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas is a nonprofit organization whose fundamental mission is to enable individuals from Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve their full potential through higher education. Solutions Ltd: Solutions Ltd now offers two LLM study bursaries as well as 10 general postgrad bursaries to provide additional financial assistance to students who need funding to carry out their postgraduate studies.


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For all International Graduate Law Programs, applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year and are reviewed by the Admissions Committee as soon as all required documents are received. Click here for specifics.